Hunger Makes the Wolf

Hunger Makes the Wolf

by Alex Wells

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ISBN-13: 9780857666444
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 338,950
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Alex Wells is a writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. They’ve had short stories in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, Shimmer, and more. Alex is a host on the popular Skiffy and Fanty podcast, where they talk about movies and other nerdy sci-fi and fantasy things.
Author hometown: Denver, Colorado

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Hunger Makes the Wolf 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
schnauzermomCO More than 1 year ago
What a wild ride! Outworlder witchiness, motorcycle outlaws, creepy engineered beings, humans, both dastardly and selfless -- this book has it all. Multi-faceted characters, motives not always what they seem, and lots of well-described action kept me turning the pages. I am looking forward to more from this author about the inhabitants of Tanegawa's world and beyond.
cacodaemonia More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough good things about this story! The world is utterly fascinating and the characters really pulled me in right away. Not a single character is a one-sided or simple; they all have complex motives and their behavior and words reflect their personalities. I really well in love with Hob, Mag, the Bone Collector, and members of the Ghost Wolves. I'm chomping at the bit hoping for news of a possible sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun ride in an interesting world. This book is about love and loss, and finding strength in each other when facing seemingly impossible circumstances. It’s about Hob, a member of the biker mercenary company The Ghost Wolves, burning a swath through the desert in search of answers when her uncle is found gunned down in the sands. It’s about Mag, a woman fighting to survive and unite the miners and farmers of Tanegawa’s World against the brutal practices of the corporation that abuses them. It’s also about the struggle to find your place, both within the legacy of those that came before us, and on our own two feet to keep that legacy alive for those who come after. The world-building is a complex web of interconnected forces pulling at the story, from the TransRift corporation that holds a monopoly on FTL space travel and therefore access on and off of the planet, their mysterious and inhumanly powerful Weathermen, their security firm Mariposa, the Ghost Wolves, the enigmatic Bone Collector, to the miners and farmers who can’t risk stepping out of line for fear of being blacklisted and left with no options but death in the desert. Sprinkle in some folks who have gained special abilities, aka witchiness, who are mostly feared and hunted, and you’ve got a powder keg ready to blow. Wells does a fantastic job of bringing all of these elements together to create a solid story and characters you can’t help but root for. Through all of the danger, there is a beautiful humanity and a reminder that we are stronger when we stand together, even if we’re different. A fantastic read that is well worth you time. I look forward to reading the sequel, Blood Binds the Pack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ends like there is more to the story. Hope so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an excellent, riveting story! I bought this book today. Finished it today, too. Its good, like Westworld is good. The characters are fascinating, the pacing is perfect... Please don't take another 11 years to write a sequel!
stickerooniDM More than 1 year ago
I definitely give publisher Angry Robot credit for pushing boundaries and going out on a limb and publishing works that don't always fit nicely into the perceptions of sci-fi. But lately their catalog is starting to look a lot alike, with rogue, tough characters who are misfits taking on big business or politicians or an entire world. This particular take features "Hob" - a tough, female biker on a distant planet - somewhere in the middle of nowhere. While space travel clearly had been achieved by human-kind, this planet produces a dust/ash that prohibits much electronic communication, and so there's a very isolated feel to the communities here. And with that isolation comes the opportunistic sort. Hob rides with a gang of outlaws (essentially) who provide 'protection' for the "Company." But one day, the brother of the gang's leader is found murdered and there needs to be some revenge! Adding to the unrest is a sense of "witchiness." Hob may be a bit 'Witchy' herself, but no one likes to talk about it so it's hard for Hob (and the reader) to learn more about what it means. The writing itself was just fine - nothing outstanding or particularly memorable - but I constantly had the feeling that I'd read all this before. Nothing seemed very original. Maybe a mash-up of a lot of different popular tropes. But still, it felt like a rehash. I looked through the list of Angry Robot books I've read and this reminds me a lot of their own Windswept series by Adam Rakunas but from a slightly different perspective. The world-building here didn't work. Why does it have to be some distant planet? That happens to resemble the Old West of the United States with some technological advances? Alternating points of view in alternating chapters makes it a bit rough to read and it slowed me down unnecessarily, which made the whole book move slowly for me. I was really hoping for something original and engrossing, but that's not quite what I got. Looking for a good book? Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells is recognizable sci-fi - so recognizable that you won't quite realize you are reading a new book. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.